Baltics: LIFE OrgBalt

Demonstration of climate change mitigation potential of nutrients rich organic soils in Baltic States and Finland

Tackling climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges in peatlands still demands basic research, upon which adapted strategies for large scale wise management of degraded peatlands have to be developed and implemented. The four-year project LIFE OrgBalt: “Demonstration of climate change mitigation potential of nutrients rich organic soils in Baltic States and Finland”, started in August 2019, faces this gap. It aims at improving greenhouse gas(GHG) inventories, developing innovative climate change mitigation measures and their implementation in demonstration pilots on nutrient-rich organic soils (fens) in the Baltic States and Finland. The German Succow Foundation is partner in an international project consortium of eight partners from different Baltic states and Finland led by Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava". The Succow Foundation, partner in the Greifswald Mire Centre, contributes expertise of paludiculture as an innovative and climate smart peatland management approach. The foundation is also responsible for implementing climate change mitigation measures in selected demonstration sites.



• GHG inventory improvements
• Innovative Climate Change Mitigation (CCM) measures in nutrient-rich organic soils in
• Temperate Cool & Moist (TCM) climate region to reduce GHG
• emissions from cropland, grassland and forest land

• Improvement of GHG inventory methods and activity data for nutrient-rich organic soils
• Identifying and demonstration of cost-effective CCM measures applicable in nutrient-rich organic soils
• Elaboration of tools and guidance for implementation of CCM measures


You may find further information (in English and Latvian) on the project’s website: 


Project coordination: 
Andreas Haberl, e-mail:


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